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  • The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) relaunched its Worth Meeting About campaign to highlight the value of face-to-face meetings.
  • The campaign will crowdsource stories & testimonials on social media to develop a set of case studies and to create an online conversation.
  • Cobo Center will host the North American International Auto Show through 2025, after the show signed a new 8-year deal with Cobo in July.
  • SMG, which manages Cobo, signed its first agreement with the auto show in 2012. The NAIAS annually draws more than 800,000 attendees.
  • Effective Aug 1, 2017, the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) will transition to ESCA's Worker Identification System (WIS) Badge.
  • The change takes full effect in Jan 1, 2018. Show workers will be required to carry a WIS badge or the credential issued by the SDCC.
  • The Consumer Technology Association, organizers of the annual CES show, was named one of Washington’s Top Workplaces by the Washington Post.
  • The CTA has made the prestigious list for four consecutive years. The rankings are based on employee responses about workplace culture.
  • Comexposium has launched a joint venture with Indonesia’s Amara Group. The partnership includes running the GIIAS auto show in Jakarta.
  • The partnership plans to increase international attendance at GIIAS and launch a new expo for Indonesia’s bus-and-truck market.
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May 2017
May 24, 2017

mdg Arrives in Midwest with Opening of Fourth Regional Office

Chicago — Event marketing firm, mdg, is expanding. It’s aim, more face-to-face interaction with current and prospective clients in the midwest region.
May 24, 2017

Sharon Enright Named President of NXT Events Media Group

Norwalk, Conn. — NXT Events Media Group has hired event mastermind Sharon Enright as its President & COO to build out the group's portfolio.
May 17, 2017

Feathr Shifts Efforts to Personalization Platform

Gainesville, Fla.— Event personalization specialist Feathr has updated its “DaVinci” platform to embed personalization features for customers before, during and after events.
May 17, 2017

UBM Americas Names New Sales Executive

New York— David Kaye was named Americas Sales Leader for UBM Americas. As the former Chief Revenue Officer for the Americas at The Economist. Kaye's background will lend to his ability to develop new revenue streams for the company.
May 17, 2017

UBM plc Announces Solid Financial Performance at Annual Meeting

London— UBM plc, the largest B2B event organizer worldwide, announced financial results for the current fiscal year. Read about which of their sectors grew and what challenges they experienced.
May 15, 2017

Northstar Travel Group Acquires Burba Hotel Network Investment Portfolio

Secaucus, NJ – Northstar Travel Group acquired the hotel investment event portfolio of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and other partners. The move will add BHN’s 10 hospitality investment events to Nort…
May 15, 2017

Equity Firm Acquires etouches, Developer of Event Software

Norwalk, Conn. – The California private equity firm HGGC has acquired etouches, a Connecticut-based developer of software for event management and venue sourcing, it was announced on May 9. JEGI represented HGGC in the transaction. The deal expands HGGC’s presence in the eve…
May 8, 2017

Recap: 2017 IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum Draws Largest Crowd to Date

Oxon Hill, Md.— The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) attracted more than 220 attendees – the largest crowd in its five-year history. The sold-out WLF was held May 1-2 at the MGM National Harbor, which opened December 8…
May 8, 2017

Kathleen Thomas Leaves Drake Star, Joins JEGI as Managing Director

New York—JEGI, an independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech‐enabled services sectors, has hired Kathleen Thomas as Managing Director. Thomas, who most recently served as a Managing Partner for Drake Star Partners (formerly Re…
May 5, 2017

Sold-Out Plastics Show Looking for Additional Space

Washington – Organizers of next year’s “NPE2018: The Plastics Show” are looking for ways to expand their already spacious exhibit floor after space sold out more than a year before the show. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced its first sellout during the …